Monday, September 13, 2010

pet pieve #57



Just because something works doesn’t mean that there is not a better way or a more efficient way to do it.

In the depression era if a bank wanted to count pennys, you would sit at a table and dump the pennys out and count them by hand. You would roll them up in a special sleeve and have .50 if you counted them right. You may have .49, you may have .51.

Of course today if you went to a bank and you saw a bunch of people sitting around tables manually sorting coins and putting them into sleeves, you would probably think of banking elsewhere.

Don’t discount a process because it is new, and don’t hang onto a process just because “we have always done it that way”. Just because it has always been done that way doesn’t mean that it is the right way, it is just the only way you know how to do it. There may be more efficient ways to do something or even better ways to do it that are more cost effective, more accurate, and overall better for your business.

I step off the soup box now.


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